Seems fitting as we prepare to welcome summer, the next manager to feature in our special blog series, “Meet Your Bonita Bay Manager” is our Beach Park Manager, SANDY MEYERS.
To recap, each month, one esteemed member of the Bonita Bay Community Association management team is featured; beginning with the manager with the LONGEST tenure of service – to the newest! In case you missed any of the past blogs, read about Robin Leete, general manager – HERE; Jerry McPherson, director of design review, HERE, and Bill Lynn, director of community maintenance, HERE.
Since the years’ of collective experience, dedication, and longevity at Bonita Bay are immense, it is with great pride – and a tribute to an exceptional work environment – that we highlight “Who’s who” behind the inner-workings of the Bonita Bay Community Association; a group that serves all residents. It’s because of our resident-owners’ that these milestones are of the utmost value.
Let’s meet Sandy Meyers, one with likely the BEST job at Bonita Bay, managing the Beach Park!
How long have you worked for the Bonita Bay Community Association?
I moved to Bonita Springs 26 years ago and thought, “I’m going to work at Bonita Bay one day” – I have worked at Bonita Bay for 20 years now; it’s a dream come true.
What was the pivotal moment in your career?
The pivotal moment for me was when I was promoted to Beach Park Manager. I began at Bonita Bay in the Grounds Maintenance department as a secretary, then became an Administration Assistant for the Association, and was promoted to Beach Park Manager in 1999.
How do you maintain daily motivation and inspiration for yourself and your team, despite obstacles?
Having a positive attitude and treating my team how I’d like to be treated are the keys to motivating myself and my team. Besides, spending our days looking out at the water – who wouldn’t be inspired working in that environment!
Share a success story from your job at Bonita Bay.
Our Beach Park has come a long way – and I’m constantly looking for ways to improve. After Hurricane Charlie hit in 2004, there were a lot of repairs that needed to be made, and I used this opportunity to recommend a walking ramp from the deck to the sand where previously two sets of stairs used to be – making the walk to the beach easier for many of our residents to maneuver.
What is the best part about working at Bonita Bay?
My job, working at the beach and keeping the residents happy.
What is one thing people don’t know about you?
I am a huge football fan and love my Chicago Bears. Every year we have an annual Super Bowl party regardless of which two teams are playing (although, it’s always better when it’s Da’ Bears!)
If you could give your 21- year old self a piece of career advice, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to work hard, follow your dreams and never give up on yourself. With confidence, you can do anything you put your mind to!
Coming Next Month: Meet Rob White, Community Patrol Manager.